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01/10. 2019

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The Catalan biotechnology sector has 20 drugs in clinical phases and has multiplied the interest of international investors by five, as well as stocks listing in the most important markets in Europe and the United States, according to biocat. 
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Barcelona is worldwide ranked the 8th as one of the best cities for work-life balance, according to Kisi index, the tech security company. 

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Alba Synchrotron becomes one of the best centers in Europe and recieves 25 millon euros from la Generalitat to install four new light lines that will be operational between 2020 and 2023.

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Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera presents the 1st monographic exhibition of Bill Viola, the artist considered a pioneer in the development of videoart.

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Salón Náutico de Barcelona, which will take place from 9 to 13 of October, has already completed capacity and grows a 7%, reaching 290 exhibitors, 55,000 visitors and 700 vessels.
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Scranton Enterprises investment group, controlled by Grifols, reaches an agreement to invest 5 million euros in Rob Surgical, a company that develops a surgeon robot for high precision surgery.
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Black Toro Capital, the venture capital company, and KTM, the Austrian multinational, announce a strategic alliance and an agreement for a joint venture that allows the global relaunch of the brand Gas Gas.
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Target Global, the investment fund and Badi and TravelPerk shareholder, opens delegation in Barcelona and plans to increase its investments to local startups between 2 and 15 million euros. 

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Wefox, the swiss ‘insurtech’, bets on Barcelona and invests 30 million euros in its engine and tech team, which designed the company's software, in Barcelona.
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Marina Barcelona 92, the world's largest shipyard in superyacht repairs, receives an investment of 50 million euros to boost the company's growth.

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The PGI engineering company invoices 12 million and transforms its structure in order to grow in the data center sector.

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Aena collaborates with the Liceu, Teatro Real and Sónar to bring the music to the airports with amazing concerts such as Operas, jazz, flashmob or jotas. 

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Barcelona collects in a detailed map its literary heritage that geographically locates the name and work of writers who lived in Barcelona, were linked to the city or wrote about it.

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Barcelona becomes the European capital of social innovation, due to the Ashoka European Changemaker Summit, the meeting of entrepreneurs, social innovators and corporate leaders in Europe.

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The Fundació Banc Sabadell promotes the Imagine Circular Economy, an innovation program to promote the circular economy.

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Free Now invests 30 million euros in a technological innovation center in Barcelona and employs 150 people of 24 different nationalities.

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Barcelona scales up seven positions in innovation and is ranked the 14th, according to the Dynamic Cities ranking of Savills Investment Management.

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Nubo Barcelona, Robert de Niro's luxurious hotel, opened its doors last Thursday with an innovative Japanese gastronomic offer.

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PortAventura World receives two awards for its Street Mission and Shambala attractions, according to the European Star Award 2019.  

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EADA business school opens its campus located in the center of Barcelona after an investment of eight million euros in the reform of the 4,000 square meters of its facilities.

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The programming school of Telefónica, called '42', opens its doors and announces its expansion to Barcelona.

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The congress of the European Society of Medical Oncology, chaired by Josep Tabernero, brings together 30,000 specialists who present the latest medical advances on cancer.

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Digital Future Society, an initiative of MWCapital, and Ministerio de Economía y Empresa will promote an international forum on the socio-economic impact of the digital revolution in 2020.

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Barcelona will host in 2021 the Seafood Expo Global, the world's largest exhibition of seafood products, a fair that had been taking place in Brussels for 28 years.

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The Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Quirón Salud Group center grows and consolidates the hospital as one of the sanitary referents of Barcelona.

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Catalan civil society supports the Olympic bid Pirineus-Barcelona 2030 in the event organized by Sport Culture Barcelona in the Auditori 1899 of FC Barcelona. 

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Barcelona opens a large ‘skate park’ of 3,000 square meters in La Marina.

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Elma, the telemedicine startup, enters the health insurance sector and closes a 3 million round with Mangrove Capital Partners.

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The law firm Cuatrecasas, is awarded as the most innovative law firm in continental Europe for second consecutive year, according to the Financial Times. 

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Read the professional business profile of Anna Gener, President and CEO of Savills Aguirre Newman Barcelona and member of Barcelona Global publish in the Diari Ara. 

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Don't miss the article of Arancha Ruiz, member of Barcelona Global, about the need to be constantly learning and professionally evolving.

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Sorigué, the construction and services group, invoices more than 500 million euros and focuses on urban services.

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Quadpack, the international beauty packaging manufacturer and provider, acquires the German industrial cosmetics packaging company Louvrette.

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When: 22 October 
Where: la Gran Barcelona

Don't miss the second edition of the Barcelona MBA Day on October 22.

One more year, we need volunteers to guide IESE, ESADE and EADA students during the Barcelona MBA Day to explain the potential of the city of Barcelona.

As a member of Barcelona Global, we want you to participate in this initiative by becoming a volunteer guide for the students.

To join, sign up here! Reserve all day and soon we will send you more details about the schedules.


When: 2nd October
Where: La Pedrera

Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, in the framework of  Life Out of Life Victoria 2019 Festival, hosts the conversation between the presidents of some of the main institutions of the country in a round table. 

This festival is dedicated to the role of women in Lied and in the world of music as composers, performers, poetesses, muses and managers.

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When: 3rd - 6th  October
Where: Real Club de Polo de Barcelona 

Between October 3rd – 6th Barcelona will become the capital of the equestrian world, hosting the 108th International Jumping Competition. For the seventh year in a row, CSIO Barcelona will host the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTMFinal, the most important competition in the international equestrian calendar.  Over the four days, the Olympic arena of the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona will be the venue of eight competitions in total. 

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When: 3rd October from 8:30 to 19:00
Where: Recinte Modernista Sant Pau 

Don't miss the annual conference of the Barcelona Health Hub, the BHH Summit 2019, on October 3 at the Recinte Modernista Sant Pau, which will bring together more than 500 attendees and 25 national and international speakers to talk about the collaboration between emerging companies and the Health corporations and accelerate digital transformation in health.

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When: 4th October 
Where: All over Barcelona

The sixth edition of the Barcelona Districte Cultural arrives this fall with an expanded offer: 23 free live shows and 9 audiovisual proposals with 150 functions throughout the city.

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When: 5th October 
Where: PRBB - Carrer del Doctor Aiguader 88

PRBB, for the 12th consecutive year, opens its doors to the public to explain what they do, how they do it and where they do it, as well as guided tours to their labs, the equipment they use and some workshops and activities. 

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When: 10th -13rd October
Where: All over 27 galleries 

Check the program and the complete agenda of the Barcelona Gallery Week.

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When: 16th October
Where: Círculo Ecuestre de Barcelona 

Círculo Ecuestre organizes a day to promote business between Brazil and Spain to inform, interact and discuss the macroeconomic, political and legal situation that is to come, making comparisons between countries and sectors that are the economic engine of both countries, high-level speakers.

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When: 24th October
Where: Hotel Catalonia Plaza Barcelona 

Don't miss the VI S2B Impact Forum 2019, the reference event in Impact Economics with conferences, thematic workshops and impact expos. Get your tickets here! 

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When: 26th October 
Where: Museu Marítim de Barcelona 

Don’t miss the sixth edition of the Barcelona International Community Day on Saturday 26th October! It is all about what an expat needs to make the most out of Barcelona’s life. 

The Barcelona International Community Day is the meeting point for the international community living in Barcelona. You will find presentations, workshops, networking and live entertainment activities on topics such as job seeking, housing, Brexit, volunteering or choosing school in Barcelona.

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When: 18th November 
Where: Sant Jordi Club 

Save the date and be a part of the "people in red" gala. This new edition of the People in Red Gala makes its way to innovation and quality.  

An opportunity to discover the scientific advances of the fight against AIDS, enjoying a gastronomic experience with four Michelin star chefs and live show.

Don't miss it! 

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